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4 items from 2017


Wolfgang Petersen's 'Four Against The Bank' scores key deals

23 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Das Boot director’s first film since 2006’s Poseidon.

Picture Tree International has pre-sold Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot) comedy Four Against The Bank, starring Til Schweiger, to Cis (Voxell Media), China (Beijing Shangzhou Media), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Poland (Monolith), Turkey (Sinema TV), Former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Taiwan (Av Jet) and airlines (Global Eagle).

The film marks Petersen’s first film as director since 2006’s Poseidon.

The crime comedy stars Schweiger, Matthias Schweighoefer, Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers as four men, betrayed by a bank, who unite to take revenge. The cast also features Alexandra Maria Lara and Anje Traute.

Warner Bros. Germany released the film in German-speaking markets on Christmas Day last year, generating €9.1 million ($9.5 million) in Germany.

Meanwhile, Picture Tree’s Welcome To Germany has gone to Twelve Oaks (Spain), Turkey (Sinema TV), China (Hua Shi), Japan (Cetera), Eastern Europe (HBO) and Poland (Tvp).

Italy’s Draka has bought Tiger Girl and biopic [link=tt »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Wolfgang Peterson's 'Four Against The Bank' scores key deals

23 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Das Boot director’s first film since 2006’s Poseidon.

Picture Tree International has pre-sold Wolfgang Peterson (Das Boot) comedy Four Against The Bank, starring Til Schweiger, to Cis (Voxell Media), China (Beijing Shangzhou Media), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Poland (Monolith), Former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Taiwan (Av Jet) and airlines (Global Eagle).

The film marks Petersen’s first film as director since 2006’s Poseidon.

The crime comedy stars Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighoefer, Michael ‘Bully’ Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers as four men, betrayed by a bank, who unite to take revenge. The cast also features Alexandra Maria Lara and Anje Traute.

Warner Bros. Germany released the film in German-speaking markets on Christmas Day last year, generating €9.1 million ($9.5 million) in Germany.

Meanwhile, Picture Tree’s Welcome To Germany has gone to China (Hua Shi), Japan (Cetera), Eastern Europe (HBO) and Poland (Tvp). Italy’s Draka has bought Tiger Girl and biopic Egon Schiele. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Picture Tree Takes Sales on Oscar Nominee Wolfgang Petersen’s New Film (Exclusive)

20 April 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Germany’s Picture Tree International has picked up international sales for Wolfgang Petersen’s “Four Against the Bank” and Julian Poelsler’s “Killing Stella.” Picture Tree will debut the titles to international buyers at the Cannes Film Market in May.

“Four Against the Bank” marks Petersen’s (pictured, on the set) return to the director’s chair for the first time since 2006’s “Poseidon.” It is also his first purely German film production since his international breakout hit with 1981’s “Das Boot,” which saw him nominated for an Academy Award for best director.

The crime comedy stars Til Schweiger, Matthias Schweighoefer, Michael “Bully” Herbig and Jan Josef Liefers as four men, betrayed by a bank, who unite to take revenge. The cast also features Alexandra Maria Lara and Anje Traute.

Warner Bros. Germany released the film in German-speaking markets on Christmas Day last year, generating €9.1 million ($9.5 million) in Germany and »

- Robert Mitchell

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'SS-gb' director Philipp Kadelbach's new feature gets German deal

3 March 2017 4:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ufa Distribution teams up with Global Screen to sell So Viel Zeit, based on Frank Goosen novel.

The newly launched Ufa Distribution is teaming up with Munich-based Global Screen to handle international sales on SS-gb director Philipp Kadelbach’s new feature So viel Zeit (translated as So Much Time).

The adaptation of Frank Goosen’s eponymous novel about the rock band Bochums Steine, who make a comeback after 30 years when a band member learns that he is terminally ill, features a stellar cast including Jan Josef Liefers (Vier gegen die Bank), Jürgen Vogel (The Wave), Armin Rohde (Taxi), Matthias Bundschuh (Wir sind die Neuen) and Richy Müller (Schlussmacher) as the boys in the band.

In addition, Kadelbach and the producers of Ufa Fiction and Feine Filme have landed Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs of the legendary band Scorpions to make a cameo appearance.

Backing for the co-production with public broadcaster Ard Degeto and Sky has come »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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